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edia Today Group is proud to have organized the 4th India Foodex 2012 along with the 3rd edition of GrainTech India 2012, widely acknowledged as India's largest International Exhibition on grains, cereals, spices, oil seeds, feeds, products & technologies, from 25 to 27 August 2012 at Palace Ground in Bangalore, India. An International Exhibition on Food Products, Processing & Packaging Machinery and Allied Industries, the 4th India Foodex 2012 had a strong support from prominent Indian agri and food organizations adding the strength and value to the event. Among the numerous organizations supporting the exhibition are like The Solvent Extractors'

India is the world's second largest producer of food next to China but accounts for less than 1.5% of International Food Trade. The Indian Food Sectors is poised for a rapid growth and has potential to become reliable outsourcing partner in the Food Industry given its strengths in primary Food Sector. The Indian Food brands are now rapidly increasingly finding prime shelf space in the retail chains across US and Europe.

Association of India, All India Food Processors' Association, Coffee Board, Roller Flour Mills Federation of India, Spices Board, The Soyabean Processors' Association of India, All India Rice Exporters' Association, Indian Oilseeds and Produce Export Promotion Council, and Indian Biscuits Manufacturers' Association. The list is, indeed, long!

mineral water, high protein foods and nutraceuticals, apart from health food and health food supplements, a rapidly rising segment of the food processing industry.

Current Food scenario Looking at the almost certain possibility of food shortage in the world, it becomes imperative to upgrade technologies to increase productivity, and above all, protect food from wastage by developing excellent, cost-effective supply and storage chain. In India alone, around 30 per cent foods are wasted at different stages. In view of all these, India Foodex brings a platform for all food players to come under single roof and provide solutions against this grim problem.

Potential Sectors Prominent among the areas waiting to be tapped are canning, packaging, refrigeration for dairy, poultry, fisheries, meat, ready to eat products, cereals and grains, soft drinks consumer product groups like confectionery, chocolates, coco products, soya-based products,

Govt. Support Having made the sector virtually tax free, Ministry of Food Processing Industries has prepared Vision 2015, targeting an increased level of processing of perishables from 6% to 20%. The Govt. has also approved proposals for joint ventures, foreign collaboration, industrial licenses and 100% EOUs envisaging an investment of Rs. 19,100 crores (US$ 4.80 billion) during the same period. Out of this, foreign investment is over Rs. 9100 crores (US$ 2.2 billion). Other Developments The Ministry of Agriculture is aiming to double the production of all food crops through National Food Security

Mission, NHM, HMNEHS & NHB and disseminating latest and modern practices of production and post harvest care. On the export front, APEDA is targeting agricultural and processed food exports in the range of Rs.4000-5000 crores (US$ 15 billon) in coming years. This year, the exhibition attracted global majors in food industry from several countries. The feedback was very positive and inspiring for everyone. Visitors and delegates came from 13 countries, and the pavilions were crowd-pulling. Some attractions of the Expo are given below. Food segments at India Foodex 2012 The popular expo hosted stalls showcasing tools and technologies

from almost all key food segments such as Food Processing Machinery & Equipments, Food Packaging Machinery, Material & Equipments, Fresh, Processed and Beverage (Non Alcoholic) Food Products like Rice (Basmati & Non Basmati), Spices, Pulses, Cereals, Grains, Namkeen, Corn Flacks, Chips, Tea, Coffee, Ready to Eat Products, Noodles, Pasta, Wheat Flour, Vermicelli, Maida, Sooji, Wafers, Corn, Pickles, Jams, Biscuits, Confectionary, Food Drinks, Ice Cream & other Dairy Products, Live Stock Products, Bakery Products, Coco Products, Honey etc. Hotel & Kitchen Equipments, Grain Milling Technology, Dairy, Bakery Product & Technology, Cold room & Refrigeration Appliances, Perishable and food Cargo Handling, Refrigerated Van & Trucks / Body Builders, Pack

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India's only monthly magazine having maximum presence in National & International Exhibitions. Regular topics cover the food processing sect...


India's only monthly magazine having maximum presence in National & International Exhibitions. Regular topics cover the food processing sect...